Bennett Place

Civil War

This simple farmhouse was situated between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro, and Union Gen. William T. Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Continued

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What's New/Upcoming

  • Starting October 29:
    Visitor Center Will Be Closed Through February 2015 for Museum Renovations. (Renovations may take longer. Please call Bennett Place to confirm. 919-383-4345)

    Our Visitor Center is currently closed during the construction of our new museum exhibit gallery. However, Bennett Place State Historic Site is open for tours, walking trails, picnics, and our special events. Our operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.


  • November 27 - 28:
    Site Closed

    We will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving (state holiday) on Thursday, November 27th, and Friday, November 28th. We will reopen Saturday, November 29th on our regular schedule.


  • December 6:
    Christmas in the Carolinas

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War. Living historians will decorate the farm in a typically modest fashion of the time. In addition to cooking, the traditional wrapping of packages, and Southern soldiers home from the war front, we anticipate a visit from Ole St. Nick. There will be music and caroling, along with hot apple cider and Christmas cookies.


  • December 24 - 26
    Site Closed

    We will be closed Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, December 26th in observance of Christmas (state holiday). We will re-open to the public on Saturday, December 27th on our regular schedule.


Bennett Place Information

Contact Us

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
Email: bennett@ncdcr.gov
GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.

Admission

No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.


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